Monday, May 4, 2009

glimse into eternity


They were in the car driving to a secluded little place that would be just right. He didn’t tell her what was going on, but she knew. As they hiked through the knee-deep snow, she looked up into the dark sky—the stars were like a glimpse into eternity. A foreshadowing, if you will. She trudged through the snow behind him and stepped in his footsteps as if he were forging a trail made just for them.

When they came to a place that was completely private—the brightness of the snow and the glow of the stars was all that kept their company—he stopped and turned to face her. He took a deep breath and knelt down in the snow. She wasn’t surprised, just moved and as tears filled her eyes, he spoke of their relationship. He told her about the qualities that she possessed that made him sure that they were a good match. She felt like royalty. He told her that it was forever, and asked her to be his wife as he held out a ring. A futile attempt to look at the ring through her tears and unexpected laughter brought her to her knees. As they knelt in the snow together he suggested that they pray and they took each others’ hands.

His tone reverenced her and the way he spoke to God about their relationship and its future brought her deep peace. She had been scared to place her trust in someone else, to place her future in the hands of another human, prone to mistakes and weakness. But this partnership was worth the risk—if she had to put her trust in someone, he was the one. He seemed more trustworthy that her own self. As she listened to his prayer she recognized the feelings of eternity.

The past 13 years have been my happiest yet, and it's because of you. I love you, babe.

{I just heard the quip for star wars day: May the 4th be with you. After 13 years of not remembering whether my anniversary was on the 4th or the 6th, I finally have a way to remember:)}


xianfern said...

Happy Anniversary!! I will always remember your anniversary, as the day you were married marked my grandparents 50th!! Congrats! What a sweet proposal too!! Hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary....that was beautiful.

Have a wonderful "rest of your life" together.....

the wrath of khandrea said...

happy anniversary miss britt. this was beautiful.

Jessa said...

I love this story!
Thank you for sharing!
Happy Anniversary, friends.

Jeanneoli said...

What a beautiful story and incredible proposal! Your writing is always amazing to read.

jenica said...

*grabbing a kleenex*
this is beautiful.
you so deserve one another.


Anonymous said...

Awwww. I don't think I've ever heard that story. Happy Anniversary Day!


Dallas and Krista said...

Happy... Lovely... XOXO